New Sigma patent discloses the design of two new MFT lenses: 20mm and 14mm f/1.4

Asobinet spotted the design of two new Sigma MFT lenses:

Example 1

  • Focal length: 20.59
  • F-value: 1.45
  • Angle of view: 57.90
  • Image height: 11.15
  • Total length: 70.00
  • Back focus: 3.6679

Example 3

  • Focal Length: 14.65
  • F-value: 1.47
  • Angle of view: 74.12
  • Image height: 11.15
  • Total length: 65.00
  • Back focus: 3.9367

Not sure if Sigma will launch those lenses or if they will let Olympus/Panasonic license this design. But it would be certainly nice to get this 14mm f/1.4 lens!

The OM-5 will be released in late November. Here are the specs!

As expected the OM-5 will only be released in late November:

  • OM-5 Body (Black/Silver)
    Scheduled release date: Late November 2022
  • OM-5 14-150mm II Lens Kit (Black/Silver)
    Release date: Late November 2022
  • OM-5 12-45mm PRO Lens Kit (Black/Silver)
    Scheduled release date: December 2022
  • E-P7 EZ Double Zoom Kit (Silver/White)
    Scheduled release date: Late November 2022

Known OM-5 specs:

  • 20.37 million pixel Live MOS sensor
  • TruePic IX
  • 121-point all-cross image plane phase detection AF
  • 2.36 million dot EVF
  • 3-inch 1.04 million-dot vari-angle LCD
  • 4K30p video
  • Size: 125.3 x 85.2 x 49.7mm
  • Weight: 366g
  • Starry Sky AF
  • live composite
  • IP53 dust and splash proof
  • handheld high res shot (50MP)
  • Small and lightweight system
  • Live ND
  • Vertical video
  • Sensor dust removal unit (SSWF?)
  • Pro capture mode up to 14 frames
  • Supports up to 7.5 steps of image stabilization
  • BLS-50 (from the image information inside the camera)
  • Conventional menu system (from image information)

via Asobinet

On October 25 Laowa will announce two ARGUS lenses: 18mm and 25mm f/0,95

On October 25 Venus Optics will announce two new Argus f/0,95 lenses:

  • 18mm f/0,95 MFT. 14 elements in 8 groups, 9 aperture blades, the closest focusing distance is 20cm, and the 62mm filter interface weighs about 500g, internal focus design, stepless / stepless aperture can be switched
  • 25mm f/0,95 E/Z/R/F mount lens (unconfirmed if there is a MFT mount version too). 14 elements in 9 groups, 9 aperture blades, the closest focusing distance of 34cm, 62mm filter interface, weighing about 575g.


Here are the images of the 18mm lens:

LEAKED: OM-5 images and pieces of brochure

Here you have all images of the OM-5. It’s really an E-M5III body with newer tech!

  • 20MP sensor
  • 7.5 stops image stabilization
  • IP53 weather sealing (down to -10 Celsius)
  • 50 MP images in handheld high resolution mode
  • ND 16 (4 stops filter)

Some bad news: OM-5 announcement delayed again! The camera will ship out late December only…

As you know OM Digital will have a major event on October 27th. Trusted sources now told me that on this even OM digital will only “hint” about a new camera announcement coming soon. The OM-5 announcement got delayed because of the current supply issues caused by the most recent new China lockdown measures. It is now expected the OM-5 will only ship in late December once it’s announced sometimes in November/December :(